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Media and Gun Policy?: A Conversation with Charlton McIlwain

Photo: Charlton McIlwain, Associate Professor, Media Culture and Communication at New York University How did media policy and gun policy merge?  POLITICO’s Mike Allen (@MikeAllen) reports Vice President Biden will meet...
by Joseph Miller
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How Did Media Policy and Gun Policy Merge?

POLITICO’s Mike Allen (@MikeAllen) reports Vice President Biden will meet with former Sen. Chris Dodd of the Motion Picture Association of America; National Cable Television Association CEO and former FCC Chairman Micha...
by Joseph Miller
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Media Ownership in Black and White: Data Dodges and Double Standards

Deregulatory initiatives seem to move much faster at the FCC than efforts to improve media ownership diversity. The FCC is expected to relax its long-standing blanket ban on the ownership of a broadcast station and a newspape...
by Joseph Miller
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Media D*versity

Media advocacy has always focused on the shortcomings of regulators and media giants.  Although the faults of both regulators and the media industry are significant, advocates rarely discuss the role candidates for national of...
by Joseph Miller
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Political Ads: Do Minority Media Outlets Benefit?

With less than two weeks remaining before Election Day, the presidential candidates and Super PACs have spent nearly $1 billion on advertising, enriching broadcast station owners in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens Un...
by Joseph Miller
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How TV May Make Your Kids Smart

Wasteful government spending is a legitimate problem that should be addressed, but it should not be approached with blinders on.  Many government-funded programs have been associated with positive socioeconomic outcomes.  PBS...
by Joseph Miller
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T.I. and Tiny and Whitney Houston: Is VH1 Destroying BET?

Two reports–”African-American Consumers: Still Vital, Still Growing” by Nielsen and “Basic Cable Network Segmentation Toward Minorities and Other Niche Audiences in a Digital World: Preliminary Results o...
by Joseph Miller
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Paula Kerger Quietly Leads the Way

The American public calls PBS the second best use of their tax dollars, outranked only by military defense in a recent national study.
by Joseph Miller
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Idea Theft and Black Unemployment

Competition and trade policies play a role in unemployment that policy makers too often overlook.
by Joseph Miller
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ESPN, Freedom of Speech and Race

Righteous indignation over the First Amendment after ESPN suspension and firing.
by Joseph Miller
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Who Gets Online Sales Tax Revenue?

Congress should consider how states allocate sales tax revenues.
by Joseph Miller
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Can Community Colleges Change the Way We Think About Talent?

Believe it or not, some high school graduates not bound for four-year colleges still want to pursue higher education.  But, our system of higher education has other plans in mind for these students.  In the United States, if ...
by Joseph Miller
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“Progressives?” Or Just Race Baiting the Digital Divide?

“One of the surest signs of the Philistine is his reverence for the superior tastes of those who put him down.” –Pauline Kael What is to blame for digital age inequality?  The digital divide behind door number one? ...
by Joseph Miller
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Jazz Has Endured – But, Can Public Media Do the Same?

The FCC’s media ownership rules have never resulted in commercial programming that fully reflects local communities.  Local newscasts make up only a small portion of local radio and television broadcast schedules.  The vast...
by Joseph Miller
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